Mustafa Kanju Indicted on Murder Charges

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:29

LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Tuesday indicted Mustafa Kanju and six others accused in the murder case of a Lahore youth Zain.

The court also instructed the counsels of both parties to prepare their final arguments and present them in court on July 7.

Mustafa Kanju, son of former minister of foreign affairs Siddique Kanju, confessed to firing the fatal shots that ended 16-year-old orphan Zain's life. He said Zain was not the target of the fire, nor did he intend to kill Zain or anyone else.

Kanju was earlier sent on a judicial remand to allow the police to collect evidence pertaining to the investigation in order to frame charges against Kanju.

He was arrested after a case was registered against him under 7-ATA and Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Enraged after his luxury car accidentally hit the vehicle of a woman in Cavalry Ground area of Punjab's provincial capital city on April 1 Kanju had resorted to gunfire. Zain, a class-IX student, died on the spot and Husnain was critically injured after they were hit by gunfire.

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had taken notice of the incident, ordered the arrest of the suspect and announced Rs0.5m for the family of the deceased. He also assured them of the provision of justice.

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